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Civic LaborsScholar Activism and Working-Class Studies$
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Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. Mckerley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252040498

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.001.0001

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Connecting Classrooms and Communities

Connecting Classrooms and Communities

Education, Outreach, and Engagement

(p.109) Introduction to Part II Connecting Classrooms and Communities
Civic Labors

Matthew M. Mettler

University of Illinois Press

This section focuses on teaching in distinct contexts, including popular education, public history, undergraduate classes, and graduate training. It consists of five essays that illustrate how immersion in community struggles and social movements creates new ways of thinking, fosters new knowledge, and often leads to innovative pedagogical approaches. They also remind us about the intimate connection between engaged education and social change that affects teachers, students, and the surrounding community, whether the setting is that of formal or informal schooling. This section highlights the value of tapping into hidden histories for teaching labor history as well as the history of the working class.

Keywords:   teaching, popular education, public history, undergraduate classes, graduate training, immersion, community struggles, social movements, engaged education, social change

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